Taking the Art World by Storm

By Katherine Duke '05

I’m in a gallery of the Mead Art Museum, examining three sculptures. Each one is a sort of woven basket, oddly shaped and adorned with beads and loops of wire in various bright colors. The small plaque beneath each creation lists the artist’s media as “Wood, reed and data.”

Data? How does one make a sculpture out of data?

Nathalie Miebach and Elaine Rombola to Present Tuning in—Musical Variations on Weather March 10 at the Mead Art Museum

March 3, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, March 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum, Nathalie Miebach, artist in residence in Amherst College’s Department of Art and the History of Art, and pianist Elaine Rombola will present the collaborative piece Tuning in – Musical Variations on Weather, Miebach’s translation of weather data into woven sculptural forms and music.